The Washington PostDemocracy Dies in Darkness

How many of the 411 national parks have you been to? A checklist.

In this February 2015 photo, steam rises near the center of the Gardner River at Yellowstone National Park’s Boiling River in Montana. (AP/The Montana Standard, Justin Post)

Courtesy of the National Park Service, here’s a list of every unit — from nature preserves to historical sites to memorials to seashores — that the Park Service administers.

The National Park Travelers Club has honored 37 people who have been to every single one of them, and 30-year-old Mikah Meyer is trying to replicate the feat right now on a three-year nonstop trip around the country that he started on Friday in the District.

How many have you been to? Take a look at the list below, and let us know in the comments how you’re doing. Here’s a tip: They’re divided into categories, so it may be easier to count up how many you’ve checked off in each section, then add up the total.

You may just find yourself inspired to hit the road.


1. Antietam, Maryland

2. Big Hole, Montana

3. Cowpens, South Carolina

4. Fort Donelson, Tennessee-Kentucky

5. Fort Necessity, Pennsylvania

6. Monocacy, Maryland

7. Moores Creek, North Carolina

8. Petersburg, Virginia

9. Stones River, Tennessee

10. Tupelo, Mississippi

11. Wilson’s Creek, Missouri


1. Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia

2. Manassas, Virginia

3. Richmond, Virginia

4. River Raisin, Michigan


1. Brices Cross Roads, Mississippi


1. Chickamauga and Chattanooga, Georgia-Tennessee

2. Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial, Virginia

3. Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

4. Guilford Courthouse, North Carolina

5. Horseshoe Bend, Alabama

6. Kings Mountain, South Carolina

7. Pea Ridge, Arkansas

8. Shiloh, Tennessee

9. Vicksburg, Mississippi


1. Abraham Lincoln Birthplace, Kentucky

2. Adams, Massachusetts

3. Appomattox Court House, Virginia

4. Blackstone River Valley, Rhode Island

5. Boston, Massachusetts

6. Cane River Creole, Louisiana

7. Cedar Creek and Belle Grove, Virginia

8. Chaco Culture, New Mexico

9. Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, Maryland-West Virginia-District of Columbia

10. Colonial, Virginia

11. Cumberland Gap, Kentucky-Tennessee-Virginia

12. Dayton Aviation Heritage, Ohio

13. First State, Delaware

14. George Rogers Clark, Indiana

15. Harpers Ferry, West Virginia-Maryland

16. Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad, Maryland

17. Hopewell Culture, Ohio

18. Independence, Pennsylvania

19. Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, Louisiana

20. Kalaupapa, Hawaii

21. Kaloko-Honokōhau, Hawaii

22. Keweenaw, Michigan

23. Klondike Gold Rush, Alaska-Washington

24. Lewis and Clark, Oregon-Washington

25. Lowell, Massachusetts

26. Lyndon B. Johnson, Texas

27. Manhattan Project, New Mexico-Washington-Tennessee

28. Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller, Vermont

29. Minute Man, Massachusetts

30. Morristown, New Jersey

31. Natchez, Mississippi

32. New Bedford Whaling, Massachusetts

33. New Orleans Jazz, Louisiana

34. Nez Perce, Idaho

35. Palo Alto Battlefield, Texas

36. Paterson Great Falls, New Jersey

37. Pecos, New Mexico

38. Pu’uhonua o Hōnaunau, Hawaii

39. Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front, California

40. Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve, Virgin Islands

41. San Antonio Missions, Texas

42. San Francisco Maritime, California

43. San Juan Island, Washington

44. Saratoga, New York

45. Sitka, Alaska

46. Thomas Edison, New Jersey

47. Tumacacori, Arizona

48. Valley Forge, Pennsylvania

49. War in the Pacific, Guam

50. Women’s Rights, New York


1. Allegheny Portage Railroad, Pennsylvania

2. Andersonville, Georgia

3. Andrew Johnson, Tennessee

4. Bent’s Old Fort, Colorado

5. Boston African American, Massachusetts

6. Brown v. Board of Education, Kansas

7. Carl Sandburg Home, North Carolina

8. Carter G. Woodson Home, District of Columbia

9. Charles Pinckney, South Carolina

10. Christiansted, Virgin Islands

11. Clara Barton, Maryland

12. Edgar Allan Poe, Pennsylvania

13. Eisenhower, Pennsylvania

14. Eleanor Roosevelt, New York

15. Eugene O’Neill, California

16. First Ladies, Ohio

17. Ford’s Theatre, District of Columbia

18. Fort Bowie, Arizona

19. Fort Davis, Texas

20. Fort Laramie, Wyoming

21. Fort Larned, Kansas

22. Fort Point, California

23. Fort Raleigh, North Carolina

24. Fort Scott, Kansas

25. Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma

26. Fort Union Trading Post, Montana-North Dakota

27. Fort Vancouver, Washington

28. Frederick Douglass, District of Columbia

29. Frederick Law Olmsted, Massachusetts

30. Friendship Hill, Pennsylvania

31. Golden Spike, Utah

32. Grant-Kohrs Ranch, Montana

33. Hampton, Maryland

34. Harry S Truman, Missouri

35. Herbert Hoover, Iowa

36. Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, New York

37. Hopewell Furnace, Pennsylvania

38. Hubbell Trading Post, Arizona

39. James A. Garfield, Ohio

40. Jimmy Carter, Georgia

41. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Massachusetts

42. John Muir, California

43. Knife River Indian Villages, North Dakota

44. Lincoln Home, Illinois

45. Little Rock Central High School, Arkansas

46. Longfellow House – Washington’s Headquarters, Massachusetts

47. Maggie L. Walker, Virginia

48. Manzanar, California

49. Martin Luther King, Jr., Georgia

50. Martin Van Buren, New York

51. Mary McLeod Bethune Council House, District of Columbia

52. Minidoka, Idaho

53. Minuteman Missile, South Dakota

54. Nicodemus, Kansas

55. Ninety Six, South Carolina

56. Pennsylvania Avenue, District of Columbia

57. President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home, Arkansas

58. Pu’ukoholā Heiau, Hawaii

59. Sagamore Hill, New York

60. Saint-Gaudens, New Hampshire

61. Saint Paul’s Church, New York

62. Salem Maritime, Massachusetts

63. San Juan, Puerto Rico

64. Sand Creek Massacre, Colorado

65. Saugus Iron Works, Massachusetts

66. Springfield Armory, Massachusetts

67. Steamtown, Pennsylvania

68. Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace, New York

69. Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural, New York

70. Thomas Stone, Maryland

71. Tuskegee Airmen, Alabama

72. Tuskegee Institute, Alabama

73. Ulysses S. Grant, Missouri

74. Vanderbilt Mansion, New York

75. Washita Battlefield, Oklahoma

76. Weir Farm, Connecticut

77. Whitman Mission, Washington

78. William Howard Taft, Ohio


1. Saint Croix Island, Maine


1. Apostle Islands, Wisconsin

2. Indiana Dunes, Indiana

3. Pictured Rocks, Michigan

4. Sleeping Bear Dunes, Michigan


1. Arkansas Post, Arkansas

2. Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial, Virginia

3. Chamizal, Texas

4. Coronado, Arizona

5. De Soto, Florida

6. Federal Hall, New York

7. Flight 93, Pennsylvania

8. Fort Caroline, Florida

9. Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, District of Columbia

10. General Grant, New York

11. Hamilton Grange, New York

12. Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, Illinois-Missouri

13. Korean War Veterans, District of Columbia

14. Johnstown Flood, Pennsylvania

15. Lincoln Boyhood, Indiana

16. Lincoln Memorial, District of Columbia

17. Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac, District of Columbia

18. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, District of Columbia

19. Mount Rushmore, South Dakota

20. Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial, Ohio

21. Port Chicago Naval Magazine, California

22. Roger Williams, Rhode Island

23. Thaddeus Kosciuszko, Pennsylvania

24. Theodore Roosevelt Island, District of Columbia

25. Thomas Jefferson Memorial, District of Columbia

26. Vietnam Veterans Memorial, District of Columbia

27. Washington Monument, District of Columbia

28. World War I Memorial, District of Columbia

29. World War II Memorial, Washington, District of Columbia

30. Wright Brothers, North Carolina


1. African Burial Ground, New York

2. Agate Fossil Beds, Nebraska

3. Alibates Flint Quarries, Texas

4. Aniakchak, Alaska

5. Aztec Ruins, New Mexico

6. Bandelier, New Mexico

7. Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality, District of Columbia

8. Booker T. Washington, Virginia

9. Buck Island Reef, Virgin Islands

10. Cabrillo, California

11. Canyon de Chelly, Arizona

12. Cape Krusenstern, Alaska

13. Capulin Volcano, New Mexico

14. Casa Grande Ruins, Arizona

15. Castillo de San Marcos, Florida

16. Castle Clinton, New York

17. Castle Mountains, New Mexico

18. Cedar Breaks, Utah

19. Cesar E. Chavez, California

20. Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers, Ohio

21. Chiricahua, Arizona

22. Colorado, Colorado

23. Craters of the Moon, Idaho

24. Devils Postpile, California

25. Devils Tower, Wyoming

26. Dinosaur, Colorado-Utah

27. Effigy Mounds, Iowa

28. El Malpais, New Mexico

29. El Morro, New Mexico

30. Florissant Fossil Beds, Colorado

31. Fort Frederica, Georgia

32. Fort Matanzas, Florida

33. Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, Maryland

34. Fort Monroe, Virginia

35. Fort Pulaski, Georgia

36. Fort Stanwix, New York

37. Fort Sumter, South Carolina

38. Fort Union, New Mexico

39. Fossil Butte, Wyoming

40. George Washington Birthplace, Virginia

41. George Washington Carver, Missouri

42. Gila Cliff Dwellings, New Mexico

43. Governors Island, New York

44. Grand Portage, Minnesota

45. Hagerman Fossil Beds, Idaho

46. Hohokam Pima, Arizona

47. Homestead NM of America, Nebraska

48. Honouliuli National Monument, Hawaii

49. Hovenweep, Colorado-Utah

50. Jewel Cave, South Dakota

51. John Day Fossil Beds, Oregon

52. Lava Beds, California

53. Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana

54. Montezuma Castle, Arizona

55. Muir Woods, California

56. Natural Bridges, Utah

57. Navajo, Arizona

58. Ocmulgee, Georgia

59. Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve, Oregon

60. Organ Pipe Cactus, Arizona

61. Petroglyph, New Mexico

62. Pipe Spring, Arizona

63. Pipestone, Minnesota

64. Poverty Point, Louisiana

65. Pullman National Monument, Illinois

66. Rainbow Bridge, Utah

67. Russell Cave, Alabama

68. Salinas Pueblo Missions, New Mexico

69. Scotts Bluff, Nebraska

70. Statue of Liberty, New York-New Jersey

71. Sunset Crater Volcano, Arizona

72. Timpanogos Cave, Utah

73. Tonto, Arizona

74. Tule Springs Fossil Beds, Nevada

75. Tuzigoot, Arizona

76. Virgin Islands Coral Reef, Virgin Islands

77. Waco Mammoth, Texas

78. Walnut Canyon, Arizona

79. White Sands, New Mexico

80. World War II Valor in the Pacific, Alaska-California-Hawaii

81. Wupatki, Arizona

82. Yucca House, Colorado


1. Acadia, Maine

2. Arches, Utah

3. Badlands, South Dakota

4. Big Bend, Texas

5. Biscayne, Florida

6. Black Canyon of the Gunnison

7. Bryce Canyon, Utah

8. Canyonlands, Utah

9. Capitol Reef, Utah

10. Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico

11. Channel Islands, California

12. Congaree, South Carolina

13. Crater Lake, Oregon

14. Cuyahoga Valley, Ohio

15. Death Valley, California-Nevada

16. Denali, Alaska

17. Dry Tortugas, Florida

18. Everglades, Florida

19. Gates of the Arctic, Alaska

20. Glacier Bay, Alaska

21. Glacier, Montana

22. Grand Canyon, Arizona

23. Grand Teton, Wyoming

24. Great Basin, Nevada

25. Great Sand Dunes, Colorado

26. Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee-North Carolina

27. Guadalupe Mountains, Texas

28. Haleakalā, Hawaii

29. Hawai‘i Volcanoes, Hawaii

30. Hot Springs, Arkansas

31. Isle Royale, Michigan

32. Joshua Tree, California

33. Katmai, Alaska

34. Kenai Fjords, Alaska

35. Kings Canyon, California

36. Kobuk Valley, Alaska

37. Lake Clark, Alaska

38. Lassen Volcanic, California

39. Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

40. Mesa Verde, Colorado

41. Mount Rainier, Washington

42. National Park of American Samoa, American Samoa

43. North Cascades, Washington

44. Olympic, Washington

45. Petrified Forest, Arizona

46. Pinnacles, California

47. Redwood, California

48. Rocky Mountain, Colorado

49. Saguaro, Arizona

50. Sequoia, California

51. Shenandoah, Virginia

52. Theodore Roosevelt, North Dakota

53. Virgin Islands, Virgin Islands

54. Voyageurs, Minnesota

55. Wind Cave, South Dakota

56. Wrangell-St. Elias, Alaska

57. Yellowstone, Wyoming-Montana-Idaho

58. Yosemite, California

59. Zion, Utah


1. Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina

2. George Washington Memorial Parkway, Maryland-Virginia

3. John D. Rockefeller Jr., Memorial Parkway, Wyoming

4. Natchez Trace Parkway, Mississippi


1. Aniakchak, Alaska

2. Bering Land Bridge, Alaska

3. Big Cypress, Florida

4. Big Thicket, Texas

5. Craters of the Moon, Idaho

6. Denali, Alaska

7. Gates of the Arctic, Alaska

8. Glacier Bay, Alaska

9. Great Sand Dunes, Colorado

10. Katmai, Alaska

11. Lake Clark, Alaska

12. Little River Canyon, Alabama

13. Mojave, California

14. Noatak, Alaska

15. Tallgrass Prairie, Kansas

16. Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve, Florida

17. Valles Caldera, New Mexico

18. Wrangell-St. Elias, Alaska

19. Yukon-Charley Rivers, Alaska


1. City of Rocks, Idaho

2. Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve, Washington


1. Amistad, Texas

2. Bighorn Canyon, Montana-Wyoming

3. Boston Harbor Islands, Massachusetts

4. Chattahoochee River, Georgia

5. Chickasaw, Oklahoma

6. Curecanti, Colorado

7. Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania-New Jersey

8. Gateway, New York-New Jersey

9. Gauley River, West Virginia

10. Glen Canyon, Arizona-Utah

11. Golden Gate, California

12. Lake Chelan, Washington

13. Lake Mead, Nevada-Arizona

14. Lake Meredith, Texas

15. Lake Roosevelt (formerly Coulee Dam)

16. Ross Lake, Washington

17. Santa Monica Mountains, California

18. Whiskeytown Unit, Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity, California


1. Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Tennessee-Kentucky

2. Buffalo National River, Arkansas

3. New River Gorge National River, West Virginia

4. Mississippi National River and Recreation Areas, Minnesota

5. Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Missouri


1. Alagnak Wild River, Alaska

2. Bluestone National Scenic River, West Virginia

3. Delaware National Scenic River, Pennsylvania-New Jersey-New York

4. Great Egg Harbor National Scenic and Recreational River, New Jersey

5. Missouri National Recreational River, Nebraska-South Dakota

6. Niobrara National Scenic River, Nebraska

7. Obed Wild and Scenic River, Tennessee

8. Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River, Texas

9. Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway, Minnesota-Wisconsin

10. Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreation River, New York-Pennsylvania


1. Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Maine to Georgia

2. Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail, Mississippi-Tennessee

3. Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail, Virginia-Pennsylvania


1. Assateague Island, Maryland-Virginia

2. Canaveral, Florida

3. Cape Cod, Massachusetts

4. Cape Hatteras, North Carolina

5. Cape Lookout, North Carolina

6. Cumberland Island, Georgia

7. Fire Island, New York

8. Gulf Islands, Florida-Mississippi

9. Padre Island, Texas

10. Point Reyes, California


1. Catoctin Mountain Park, Maryland

2. Constitution Gardens, District of Columbia

3. Fort Washington Park, Maryland

4. Greenbelt Park, Maryland

5. National Capital Parks, District of Columbia

6. National Mall, District of Columbia

7. Piscataway Park, Maryland

8. Prince William Forest Park, Virginia

9. Rock Creek Park, District of Columbia

10. White House, District of Columbia

11. Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, Virginia